Busy Doing Nothing with Charlie Options | A virtual supermarket sweep of recorded history, with an emphasis on processed cheese.

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Playlist for 11 February 2016 Options | Lost in tiger city

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Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
Flying Lizards  Move On Up   Options Fourth Wall  Virgin  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Bert Kaempfert   A Swingin' Safari   Options That Happy Feeling  Decca  0:02:58 (Pop‑up)
Soul Sisters  Loop De Loop (intro)   Options 7-inch single  Sue  0:06:06 (Pop‑up)
The Go! Team  Panther Dash   Options Thunder, Lightning, Strike  Columbia  0:07:10 (Pop‑up)
Daniel Owino Misiani and Shirati Band  Safari ya Tanzania   Options Benga Blast!  Earthworks  0:09:38 (Pop‑up)
Roy Smeck  Shuffle Off to Buffalo   Options Plays Hawaiian Guitar Banjo Ukulele and Guitar 1926-1949  Yazoo  0:14:33 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Roger Roger 
Safari Park   Options Music For Dancefloors - The Cream Of The Chappell Music Library Sessions  Strut  0:17:41 (Pop‑up)
Evolution Control Committee  Siberian Tiger on an Ocean Liner   Options Raymond Scott Rewired  Basta  0:21:35 (Pop‑up)
David Byrne & Brian Eno  Life Is Long   Options Everything That Happens Will Happen Today  Todo Mundo  0:25:07 (Pop‑up)
Utility Project  Letter From Quebec City   Options Empress of Ireland  Utility Project  0:28:40 (Pop‑up)
Breeders  No Aloha   Options Last Splash  4AD  0:31:50 (Pop‑up)
April Stevens  Teach Me Tiger   Options Sweet and Lovely: The Best of Nino Tempo & April Stevens  Varese Sarabande  0:34:00 (Pop‑up)
Tiger Love  Feelingful Mood   Options Clubbo Sampler vol. 1  Clubbo  0:36:17 (Pop‑up)
B.J. Snowden  Happy Beat   Options Life in the USA and Canada  98 Records  0:38:27 (Pop‑up)
The Boswell Sisters  Shuffle Off to Buffalo   Options 1930-1935: It Don't Mean a Thing if You Ain't Got That Swing  Biograph  0:40:52 (Pop‑up)
Slapp Happy  The Secret   Options Acnalbasac Noom  ReR Megacorp  0:44:08 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Safari Club   Options To-Day's Sound  Right Tempo  0:47:19 (Pop‑up)
The New Christy Minstrels  Lost (theme from The Young and the Restless)   Options The Great Soap Opera Themes  Capitol  0:51:59 (Pop‑up)
Connie Acher  Loosen Up Lady   Options For Giving  Golden Lab  0:53:59 (Pop‑up)
Carole King  You've Been Around Too Long   Options Fantasy  Ode  0:57:08 (Pop‑up)
Pere Ubu  Say Goodbye   Options The Tenement Year  Enigma  1:00:36 (Pop‑up)
Humphrey Eshitool  Safari Kibosho   Options Before Benga, Volume 1: Kenya Dry (various artists)  Original Music  1:05:06 (Pop‑up)
The Guess Who  Diggin' Yourself   Options Flavours  RCA  1:08:01 (Pop‑up)
Lee Morgan  Avotcja One   Options Taru  Blue Note  1:11:23 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Alan Parker & John Cameron 
Safari So Good   Options Afro Rock - KPM Music Library VOL.1130  KPM  1:18:10 (Pop‑up)
Brian Eno  The True Wheel   Options Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)  Polydor  1:22:08 (Pop‑up)
Iva Bittová and Vladimír Václavek  Uspavanka   Options Bílé Inferno  Indies Records  1:26:57 (Pop‑up)
Laurie Anderson  It Was Up in the Mountains (read by Paul from L.A.)   Options You're The Guy I Want To Share My Money With  Giorno Poetry Systems  1:33:03 (Pop‑up)
The Insect Trust  Reciprocity   Options Hoboken Saturday Night  Atco; Collectors' Choice  1:35:08 (Pop‑up)
Art Tatum  Tiger Rag   Options 78  Decca  1:38:33 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
J.C. Pierric 
Violins Safari (found here)   Options Velvet Dreams Vol. 2  Pierson  1:40:48 (Pop‑up)
Ruby Keeler, Clarence Nordstrum, Ginger Rogers, Una Merkel, and chorus  Shuffle Off to Buffalo   Options Lullaby of Broadway: The Best of Busby Berkeley at Warner Bros.  Rhino  1:43:30 (Pop‑up)
Roger Miller  I Believe in the Sunshine   Options Dear Folks, Sorry I Haven't Written Lately  Columbia  1:48:01 (Pop‑up)
Penny Lim and The Silverstones  Kung See, Kung See, Let's Be Happy`   Options Girls in the Garage - Oriental Special  Romulan  1:50:46 (Pop‑up)
The First National Nothing  Purple Song   Options If You Sit Real Still and Hold My Hand, You Will Hear Absolutely Nothing  Columbia  1:53:29 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Beecher 
Sax Fifth Avenue   Options 45 played at 33  Warner Bros.   1:56:04 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am People Like Us:

Cooee
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Charlie:

Hello! I can picture you, camped outside the theater with your folding chair and thermos!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am People Like Us:

I am watching Matinee in the other window so you're half right
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am Charlie:

My picture doesn't move, so it's good you're watching something else.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am annie:

guess i'll have to turn off gotan project now..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Michael:

Hey Charlie. And Vicki too if she still be here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm doctorjazz:

Hello, nothingers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Charlie:

Helloo Annie and Michael. and doctorjazz.
Nothing doing here.
Avatar 12:05pm Dominick:

BERT!
  12:05pm jan:

swinging along with Bert!
Avatar 12:05pm βrian:

My stethoscope is trained on your busy output, Charlie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Goyim in the AM:

Howdy folks!
  12:06pm Listening Out There:

More Busy More Happy
Avatar 12:06pm βrian:

Let us all prairie-dog and chirp aloud: "Bert!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Goyim in the AM:

SO MUCH BASS.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Charlie:

greets to Dominick, Jan, ßrian, Goyim in the AM, Listnening Out There.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Charlie:

@Goyim in the AM: Bass is the place.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm doctorjazz:

Having a Benga Blast!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Goyim in the AM:

A Benga Bass Blast, even!
Avatar 12:21pm Brian in UK:

Hello Charlie.

@annie I was playing the first Gotan the other day, still sounds good.
Avatar 12:23pm Brian in UK:

Safari So good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Charlie:

Hi Brian in UK -- mind if I use that line?
Avatar 12:24pm Brian in UK:

Be my guest, I'll get the spare room tidy.
Avatar 12:27pm βrian:

Feeling the Byrne?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Uncle Michael:

late again...
Avatar 12:29pm schmutz:

me too, but sure glad to be here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Uncle Michael:

This playlist has some schmutz on it.
Avatar 12:32pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar 12:33pm schmutz:

I wiped myself clean before I came in
Avatar 12:35pm Roberto:

Once again, WFMU reads my mind. I was thinking of the Breeders about an hour ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Charlie:

Yes, ßrian -- feeling the Byrne :)
Hi Uncle Michael! and Schmutz, ndBobarino, and Roberto!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm Parq:

I've always wondered which production assistant was assigned to wipe the steam off the control room window during the April Stevens session.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Uncle Michael:

I hope I haven't missed a trip to IN-jah.
Avatar 12:39pm Roberto:

Is mind reading one of the criteria by which one may rate a DJ?
Avatar 12:41pm Brian in UK:

@Uncle Michael you silly goose ofcourse not.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm melinda:

Enjoying the musique. Nice to hear the Breeders.
Avatar 12:48pm Brian in UK:

@Melinda, been checking Todd's archive. I agree about your comment on Lucinda's Sweet Old World. Have trouble enjoying her recent output.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm melinda:

@Brian I haven't followed her for many years now, actually. I listened to her a lot in the 90s.
  12:52pm doyle dean:

Lewis Chaz.. flitting by. : )
Avatar 12:53pm doyle:

now I'm logged. that feels much better. like a clean washcloth
Avatar 12:53pm βrian:

I once got lost in Tiger Stadium.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:04pm Charlie:

Oh hey, Hi Parq! and Melinda. and Doyle! Hey, thanks for dropping by.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm melinda:

I once got lost in a parking garage.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm Charlie:

I get lost in my dreams almost every night. Literally. I often dream about traveling and not knowing where i am or where I'm going. And yet, I'm not anxious in these dreams. What does it mean, doctor?
Avatar 1:12pm ndbob:

Heya Melinda and everyone..
Avatar 1:12pm βrian:

I think it means you dream of doing nothing, busily. It's a form of lucid dreaming.
Avatar 1:12pm Brian in UK:

@Charlie Come back next week. That will be $50.
Avatar 1:14pm ndbob:

@Melinda I once had to have security drive me around a university parking lot - I though my car was on a different level than it was - I spent almost an hour looking for it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm Charlie:

ßrian -- yes, dreaming of doing nothing busily. It all makes sense now...
Brian in UK -- you forgot to say "I'm sorry, our time's up"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm Charlie:

Melinda, Bob -- reminds me of that Seinfeld episode that takes place entirely in a parking garage.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm melinda:

hi Bob!
Avatar 1:16pm Brian in UK:

I am new to this Charlie should have been $100.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25pm Charlie:

Lucy: "That'll be five cents, please."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm doctorjazz:

Eno is ROCKING!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm Charlie:

yes, that is a rocking track all right
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm Goyim in the AM:

Meanwhile, in Oregon, the last Freeman holdout is paraphrasing Suicidal Tendencies' "Institutionalized":"All I needed was my marijuana/and you wouldn't give it to me!". This is actually true news of the world, not an obscure joke.
Avatar 1:37pm doyle:

parking garages=purgatory
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm Charlie:

doyle -- is that from the dream dictionary?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm Carmichael:

Heya Charlie and radio pals. Insect Trust!
Avatar 1:39pm ndbob:

Thanks for playing the Insect Trust Charlie - quite a fave!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:42pm Charlie:

That was a great album!
Avatar 1:42pm doyle:

@charlie, it is a *scientific fact (*not actual science)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm Mike East:

Two nights ago, I dreamt that a massive earthquake effected most of northern Canada and might be coming toward the US. Also, Kurt Vonnegut Jr needed to know which bus to take to get to PC Richards, so I offered him a ride.
Avatar 1:48pm Brian in UK:

The music is so playful.
Avatar 1:49pm doyle:

"belly/tummy" what a great read..!
Avatar 1:54pm Brian in UK:

Great sounds, Charlie. (shuffles off to kitchen)
Avatar 1:56pm still b/p:

I recently dreamt Humphrey Bogart and Fred MacMurray were in some kind of hostile face-off.

"Shuffle Off.." reminds me that because I've cancelled the satellite TV...no more TCM, no more Bogie, Fred, Ginger.... many no mo's.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Charlie:

Nice dream Mike East!
Avatar 1:56pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Charlie:

hi still b/p
bye everyone else!
thanks for listening and, you know, being here today!
Avatar 1:59pm still b/p:

If People Like Us is still here....I saw something locally recently that was originally produced by a British outfit called PEEPOLYKUS. 'Sup widdat?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Michael:

Thanks for the trip Charlie!
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